Ruthie in Cinnaminson, NJ

Here is Ruthie with her new family…

Please meet Ruthie!  Ruthie is a 6-year-old Ruby Cavalier weighing in at 16.5 lbs. She has a beautiful mahogany coat with a splash of white on her chest and a teeny bit on her nose. She also has white tipped feet, her slippers. Ruthie was recently released from a commercial breeder after 6 years of producing puppies.

Happily, Ruthie is a well-adjusted girl. She loves everyone she meets, including larger dogs, though cats maybe not so much. Ruthie is a very calm, quiet girl, who loves her time snuggling with her two Cavalier foster sisters and her people (she loves, loves, loves belly rubs) but she can also be found resting in her crate for some alone time, especially when mom and dad are busy with chores around the house. She is happy to go to her crate when eating or when errands take her people out of the house. She would prefer to sleep with her humans in the big bed. 

Ruthie does have a penchant for eating paper, like paper towels, tissues, maybe a magazine, so those things should be kept out of reach. She is willing to give up her prize pretty easily though.  

When Ruthie first arrived to our care, she had difficulty with GI upset. The vet believed the stress of the change and subsequent travel to her foster home was the major factor.  She was treated and recovered well; however, she has had some recurrent issues that we are addressing with lifestyle and diet change. It would seem that turkey and chicken don’t agree with Ruthie, and she is doing much better on a beef-based diet.  

Ruthie has had a recent dental where she lost 9 teeth. She had already lost some teeth prior to coming into foster care, but she has the important ones and does well eating kibble. She is not adverse to a little dollop of a topper of some kind just to make meal time more interesting.  

Ruthie was also spayed while in foster care. Other than a few accidents when she had her tummy troubles, she is pretty much housetrained when taken out frequently. It’s best to be extra vigilant in her new home though as she does not signal when she needs to go out.

Ruthie walks well on a leash, taking time to check out her surroundings.  If you’re looking for a jogging or hiking partner, Ruthie is not your girl.  She can jump on and off the couch and up and down the stairs.  

The best news is that Ruthie is heart clear and all her bloodwork and fecal exams were normal. Ruthie may have some significant hearing loss but she compensates very well.  Maybe it’s selective hearing? Ruthie does have grade 2 luxating patellas but more than one vet has said that surgery is not necessary. Keeping Ruthie slim and trim will be helpful in maintaining her knee health. She is up to date on vaccines and flea, tick and heartworm preventatives.   

If you live within a reasonable driving distance of Cinnaminson, NJ and you are interested in adopting Ruthie, please email Rebecca Plimpton at and fill out an application online if you haven’t already.

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Bess in Parsipanny, NJ

Hello! My name is Bess but my foster mom calls me Meatball. I think she considers it a term of endearment. I am a 34 lbs spayed Ruby female age 8 who came into rescue after being retired from breeding. I have adjusted really well to life as a house pet. It took me no time at all to figure out how to walk on a leash, use a dog door, and lounge on the couch. I really love the couch, and would love to snuggle on it with the closest human I can find.

I have been working really hard on losing weight. I came into rescue at 50 lbs, and I have been successfully dropping weight through diet and exercise. I am so polite on walks, and my foster mom makes me walk really far and fast. I love walks, and I am up to almost 3 miles twice a day. I would love to find a home that will commit to helping me to continue to drop weight and get in tip-top shape.

I still get a little overwhelmed when there is a lot of noise, so I would much prefer a home that isn’t too hectic. I go to work with my foster mom sometimes, and I just sleep quietly by her feet. OK, maybe not quietly, I snore quite loudly. I love the company of other animals. I am staying in a house with several dogs, cats, and a bird. I get along with everyone, and don’t get upset if one of them is a bit fresh with me.

I have had a few accidents in my foster home, but I can hold it if need be. My foster mom keeps me in a very big crate when she’s gone, and she still needs to convince me to go out to go potty when she gets home. When she is home, she takes me out every four hours or so to be sure I go out to potty.

I am 8 years old, up to date on my vaccines, and was recently spayed. My teeth are beautiful because I love to chew. I will chew on toys, bones, water bottles, really anything you leave within my reach. My foster mom pays close attention to the things I am chewing on and ruins all my fun, but she buys me tons of appropriate chew toys for me to annihilate. No rope toys please, as I eat every toy I have and ropes can put me at risk of obstruction.

I had a large polyp in my bladder that came from chronic urinary tract infections. The polyp was removed and as long as we stay on top of my bladder health, I hopefully should not develop any more. I spent a long time on antibiotics trying to be sure we cleared out any remaining infections to ensure the best possible outcome, but my new human will need to test my urine for infections a few times a year to keep polyps from reforming.

If you live within a reasonable driving distance of Parsippany, NJ and you are interested in adopting me, please email Rebecca Plimpton at and fill out an application for me if you don’t already have an application on file. I really want a family all my own and hope to hear from you soon.

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Willow in Wheeling, W.Va.

Willow is a year old petite girl full of energy and curiosity. She was born February 4, 2022. She is timid and takes a while to warm up to anything new to her – people, places, etc.

Willow loves to explore the fenced in yard with her foster siblings. She also loves to play with  the foster cats in the house. She loves to take walks and walks well on a leash. Willow is still a puppy and likes to chew on things so she needs to be provided with plenty of dog toys and chews appropriate for her.

Willow was born with some issues causing her legs to be stiff and not bend properly but don’t let that fool you as she runs and climbs steps with no problem. She has been diagnosed with glaucoma and requires Dorzolamide drops in both eyes daily. She also needs the pressure in her eyes checked once a month. The drops and monthly eye checks will cost approximately $150.00. This is something that will have to be done for the rest of her life.

Because of her timid nature and small size Willow is not recommended for children under 10 years old as quick movements often scare her.   

If you think this cutie is for you fill out our online application if you haven’t already and then email Nancy Persinger at so she knows of your interest.

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Simon in Mechanicsburg, PA

Meet Simon, a sweet 8 lb black-and-tan puppy who charms everyone he meets. Simon was born on a breeding farm. He and his littermates were attacked by their mother at a very early age. Simon had bite wounds to his head but he survived thanks to a local Good Samaritan who took him in and nursed him back to good health before releasing him to rescue. 

While in in the care of rescue, Simon was examined by an ophthalmologist. We learned that he was born with micro-ophthalmia in his left eye and has very limited vision in that eye. He also had dermoid cysts on both his eyes that caused his skin to turn in and his hair to rub on his eyeballs causing irritation. Surgery was done and the cysts removed. He has made a complete recovery and just requires over the counter eyedrops twice a day to keep everything in tip top shape. While his vision in the left eye will never improve, his right eye is just fine. His overall health is excellent with no heart murmur or joint issues, and he is up to date with his immunizations. Simon will need to be neutered at an appropriate age. 

Since coming to foster care, he has just thrived. He loves playing with his toys and the other dogs in his foster home. Tug of war is his favorite game. He also enjoys exploring his yard. His specialty is garden re-design and excavations. In other words, he carries sticks and leaves around to different parts of the yard and shreds them. He is also an expert hole digger, so if you want an impeccable yard, Simon is not your guy.

He is 6 months old and will probably stay a little smaller than normal, but Simon thinks he is a big dog. He loves everyone and everything, kids, adults and dogs big and small. He enjoys riding in the car, going places and taking walks. He has displayed some food aggression, so its best if he is fed in a crate with a go-slow bowl. His nickname is The Tasmanian Devil because he will dive into his food, spin in circles around the bowl and inhale his food in about 20 seconds. He is crate trained and doing very well with his housebreaking. Sometimes he forgets to go potty, especially first thing in the morning because he is eager to get breakfast, so he needs to be monitored to make sure he goes potty. Simon has been known to eat poop so it’s important to clean up right away after Simon does his business. 

Other than eating or playing, his favorite thing is snuggling with his foster mom. He absolutely loves his people and is happiest when picked up and held like a baby.

The ideal home for Simon is one with another playful dog and someone home most of the time. A backyard would also be great for him. Since he is so small, a home with children over the age of 6 would be best. Simon is a real sweetheart. Everyone who meets him falls in love. He is a special little puppy who loves his people wholeheartedly and deserves a forever home that feels the same way about him.

If you think your family is a good fit for Simon and you live within a few hours driving distance of Mechanicsburg, PA please contact Melissa MacMullin via email ( to let her know that you want to be considered as a family for Simon. Please make sure you have a current application on file. 
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Danny in Gettysburg, PA

Meet Danny, a happy go lucky little Blenheim guy who is always eager to make new friends whether human or 4-legged. He was born 5/14/16 and so is 6 years old.

Danny loves to go for walks and always ready to hop in a car. He is still learning how to walk on a leash, and rides best in a crate in the car since he gets very excited over the scenery around him. He has never shown aggression to his foster parents or his foster sister around food or treats. On his walks, he will often pick things he shouldn’t have. Although he clamps down on it, Mom is able to get it out with no problem.

Danny came into foster care when he was retired by his breeder, and doesn’t show much interest in playing with toys but is a smart little guy. While in foster care has learned to sit, shake and roll over!

Danny has possibly never lived in a house, and when he first came into foster care, he did not know he was supposed to do his business outside all the time instead of some of the time. With frequent outings and praise, he will now ask to go out , but still tries to mark inside, so wearing a belly band until he can be trusted is recommended. Recent neutering has helped , and he has also had a dental. Danny is currently weighing in at 19 lbs.

Danny has been to a cardiologist and diagnosed with a grade 5-6 heart murmur. He is on medication for life, and periodic visits to the vet is recommended.

Danny loves to be around people and sometimes gets upset if someone is outside and he wants to be with them, but is fine with his foster sister when his foster parents leave the house. He would do best with another dog since he has been used to living with them. He would love a fenced yard to run around in, or frequent walks, and someone who is home often since his medication contains a diuretic.

If you would like to have this happy guy as part of your family, please fill out an application if you haven’t already and then send an email to Melissa MacMullin at so she knows that you are interested.

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